Is there a limit on how many times you can have UVB treatment?

Posted Mon 2 Sep 2019 10.41pm by F

I have had Psoriasis for 7 years and had UVB treatment 4 years ago after I had a severe flare up. It completely cleared my skin and I then went about a year without any patches. It is starting to come back quite badly and I was wondering if anyone know whether I would be able to have treatment again?

Posted Fri 8 Nov 2019 10.14am by wrosie111

Hi,

Yes you can have one treatment a year I think the NHS recommends a total of 150 sessions but I'm not completely sure - anyway you can definitely have more of these treatments!

Posted Thu 14 Nov 2019 10.07am by Darren S
I’m in my late 40’s, married with three kids. Had my first and only flare in Jan 2018. Just living with it now.

Hi,

As wrosie said, you can definitely have more if the doctors say so. I was told a max of 150 exposures too. I has a severe flare 11 months ago and was given 34 sessions of light therapy. It totally cleared my skin, but now like you it’s come straight back.

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